May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illnesses; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also strives to reduce the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses and to prevent suicide.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
The 2022 May is Mental Health Awareness Month Event was a Resource Fair held on May 19, 2022 at the main Behavioral Health and Recovery Services campus in Merced, California. The event, hosted by Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, included 25 of our community partners providing resource tables with information, incentives and raffle prizes. A total of 236 individuals participated in the event, making it a great success.